Kids' Activities:

 *Denny's Pizza NUE Attendance Program:  All NUE students check in at the Welcome Table so you are counted.  The winning class will receive a pizza party!

 (most games 1-2 tickets to play)
Ticket Booth (tickets $0.25/each)
General Store
Arts & Crafts (minimal fees)
face painting, hair, nails, tattoos
straw Maze and inflatable (free)

Buy GAME tickets at the Ticket Booth.  Play games and win PRIZE tickets back and redeem for toys at The General Store

Farm Animal
Cake Walk
It runs every few minutes; 2 winners every time! 4 game tickets or $1. We go until we run out of cakes and pies!  Most are decorated as Heifer International animals.

11:00-1:00pm and 2:00-4:00pm
Teddy Bear Surgery
Kids can have their stuffed animals repaired
by Ohio State Veterinary students complete with “anesthesia”, bandages, and their own e-collar.  Some injured animals are up for adoption at The General Store if you did not bring your own.

Coloring Contest
(12 years and younger)
Print from website or pick up a page at the festival. Turn in page by 3:15pm and winners announced at 3:45pm.
Kids receive a small prize for entering; 8 large prize baskets (2 for each age group)

Heifer Festival Story Time

Carolyn Van Dyne,  Richwood-NU Library
Come relax and enjoy some wonderful books about animals and Heifer International.


Silent Auctions (gym)

11:00-2:00pm              Silent Auction One ("green")
11:00-3:30pm              Silent Auction Two ("purple")

First register your name and your number from your wristband and you can start bidding!  Please remember that this is how we make most of our money to donate to Heifer International.

Cash, checks and credit cards accepted.  Please make checks out to the NUUMC.

Entertainment: (gym stage)

NU Age

Within the Grain

Ralphie and the Now Forgotten

12:00-3:00pm Cindy Stoppa (Hula Hoop Dancing) near games

12:00-2:00pm Smile FM (cafeteria)

2:00-4:00pm Township Road 2 (cafeteria)


Canine Info:

1:30pm  Pretty Pet Contest* and Heifer International Presentation, Eric Smith.

(Stage)* (pets dressed as their favorite Heifer International animals) Many great prizes for the winners!

Free Wag Bags for the first 30 dogs at the Welcome Table. 

Many items donated by Oates Veterinary Clinic and its veterinary representatives and distributors.


Agricultural and Informative Demonstrations:


corn shelling and cider press
(Ottawa Bota Farm)
bee keeping (Skidmore Apiaries)
blacksmithing (Larry Paver Jr.)
wool spinning
cow milking (Nate and Amanda Cromer)  

12:30 pm
soap making
(Amber Locke)  

fiber demos

2:00 pm
butter making
(Amber Locke)   




$4 - pulled pork sandwich   
$2 - chicken and moo-dles
$1.50- coney dog (sauce and shr. cheese)
$1 -  hotdog
$2 - pie
$1.50 - "Brown Cow"
$1 - water and pop
$.50 - chips, coffee, hot chocolate

Thank ewe Tri-Rivers for all your support and help with the food!